KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]

Press Release: National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2021 CONTACTS: Angie Schmitt: 614-499-3239 angie@3mphplanning.com Caro Jauregui 562-320-2139  Caro@calwalks.org National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking More and more cities and states are rethinking rules that criminalize walking. From Virginia to California to Kansas City, decriminalizing jaywalking is no longer a radical idea but an increasingly viable […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

Complete Streets in Rural Missouri

Since the summer of 2019, BikeWalkKC has been working with our partners at Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) to provide technical assistance to a number of rural communities working to improve elements of active transportation on their streets and trail systems. A key focus of that assistance has been with policy. At the request of […]

Working to Decriminalize Walking and Biking in KCMO

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by two drivers in KCMO

A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by two separate drivers in KCMO on Thursday, April 30. The crash occurred some time before 10 p.m. The pedestrian was initially struck by the first driver, who was heading westbound on Independence Avenue. The driver then pulled into a nearby lot, exited the vehicle to look […]

Neighborhood art creates places for people

It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]

PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians struck in KCMO

Two pedestrians were struck in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15. The crash occurred near 98th Street and Wornall Road around 4:20 p.m. According to police, a man and a woman were attempting to cross the street when they were struck by the driver. The driver stopped, provided a statement, […]